Caring pupils donate to food bank and day centre
Kind-hearted pupils from Highfield and Brookham Schools have done their bit to help tackle food poverty.
This followed hot on the heels of a special harvest festival service for prep school children at Highfield which saw an abundance of produce and £350 from the chapel collection donated to Liphook Day Centre. The host of harvest-related events that the children take part in is just one of the many community-based projects that the children actively engage in.
Brookham Headteacher Sophie Baber said
We asked pupils if they could possibly donate some goodies for the food bank and they really did us proud, happily coming to school laden down with all manner of foodstuffs. The food bank is a wonderful cause, and we are delighted to be able to help in our own small way
Liphook Food Bank provides weekly food parcels and signposting advice to a broader range of agencies and services to support families and individuals struggling financially. It is based at Liphook Junior School, on Avenue Close, and is open on Tuesdays and Fridays, from 9.30am-11.30am. For more details about the service, call 07871 287295.
Liphook Day Centre, based in the Peak Centre, offers elderly village residents a place to meet socially where they can get a freshly-cooked meal. It relies on fundraising and donations to keep its doors open.